This post was contributed by Taylor Livingston. Taylor has worked as a seasonal park ranger for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. She grew up recreating along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline. Have you ever wanted to explore natural places in a new and unique way? I found an exciting new outdoor adventure in an unexpected … Continued
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This post was contributed by local yoga enthusiast Andrew Morris. You can learn more about Andrew and his yoga practice here. If you’re anything like me, you don’t often take a full day to pamper yourself and fully immerse yourself in what an area has to offer. Having lived in Northwest Indiana (NWI) for … Continued
This post was contributed by our community engagement director, Brooke Allen. It’s time to admit something a bit embarrassing. I’ve lived in Chesterton for a decade and have never stopped to visit the local Westchester Township History Museum. I suppose it’s sort of like how Chicago natives have never been to the top of … Continued
Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Activities
We know you want to bring your grandparents to the Indiana Dunes, but how will you keep them entertained? Grandmas and grandpas need things to keep them occupied, so we’ve made this handy checklist to help you take care of all their needs while visiting Indiana Dunes Country.
When you complete the Three Dune Challenge, there’s bragging rights that go along with it. And that’s why we see hundreds of people each year post their successes on social media, sharing their experiences conquering the 3DC!
We know; most visitors come to the Indiana Dunes for the big parks. And it’s true that the Indiana Dunes State Park and and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are fantastic. But did you know that beyond the beaches lie some amazing local parks that have plenty of opportunity for adventures?
When you visit the Indiana Dunes, you want to make the most of your time. So what are the must-see and do activities to put on your itinerary? Check out our list here and photos from real visitors who shared their stories on Instagram.
Any day now, the calves will be born. We will continue to watch and wait patiently until that exciting day when the herd allows us to see the next generation of bison that will assist us in managing the prairies of Kankakee Sands.
There’s more than one beach in the Indiana Dunes, which is great unless you’re confused about which one is best for your adventures. The infographic below can get you started. And be sure to also check out our beach video at the bottom as well as our beach FAQ page. Our Visitor Center is open 362 days … Continued
It’s not that we don’t love a day about love, it’s just that Valentine’s Day can be…typical. Roses and fancy dinners, champagne and sunsets – enough to make single people roll their eyes for sure. Whether you have a honey and want a change of pace, or you’re single and just not in the mood … Continued